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Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
yourself on tape? >> guest: we had none of the technology that we have today. i mean, the gulf war was amazing to watch for its instantaneous transmission. we filmed the piece. we used film -- 16mm color film -- operating against terrible weather conditions. this is in addition to trying to stay alive. really the elements got you every time. we shipped film that made air usually anywhere between 36 and 48 hours after we shipped it. there was a satellite that eventually operated out of hong kong -- first out of tokyo and then later out of hong kong. but they were extremely expensive in those days, so they just weren't used that much. so a lot of the things that i saw down at vanderbilt which i'd never seen before were pieces that -- we had no equipment, i might add, in saigon to look at these things. besides, there was no reason to and there was no time for that. so off it went to the united states into the blue, and i'm sure there are pieces that i never saw that we sent that i've still never seen. c-span: page 104: "someone once said that if we had daily satellites then as we do n
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